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crackberry

(ˈkrækˌbərɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Computer Science) informal a nickname for a BlackBerry handheld device that functions as a telephone, PDA, and e-mailer and appears to have an addictive hold on its users
[C21: from crack (sense 30) + BlackBerry]
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How funny to think that we once regarded the humble email device as addictive -- the CrackBerry, we called it -- when, in fact, those machines exerted a tiny pull next to the iron grip of social media on a smartphone.
According to former account and carrier manager Chris Key, the BlackBerry became so popular with major companies that CTO's often referred to it as "digital heroin", (5) and many started calling it "CrackBerry".
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Within a year, BlackBerry's 7200 series hatched the term "CrackBerry," a catchy (if somewhat tasteless) nickname that conveyed how quickly Americans had become dependent on the new device.
According to CrackBerry, WhatsApp for BlackBerry is now receiving a new update that extends the end-of-life date until December 31.
At one time, the device was so popular that it was nicknamed "CrackBerry" for its addictive character.
Originally known as Research in Motion, the company earned a dedicated following of "CrackBerry" addicts and introduced millions to the smartphone.
Different kinds of technological agency can also affect us: a Blackberry becomes a "crackberry" to its user, new intimacy problems develop associated with internet romance, and concerns emerge about surveillance into aspects of our formerly private lives.
There are some who suggest we have reached a state of internet addiction and the term "Crackberry" as a play on "Blackberry" is sometimes used.
But Manfield's sense of humor prevails as much as her perfectionism: One of her favorite desserts is Crackberry. "When you see the actual photos with the name, it makes sense, such as Crackberry, which has a little dusting of icing sugar, clever, I guess, without being offensive."
You aren't Pavlov's dog, but you will behave like it if you become addicted to your "Crackberry" chime.
Dominant as the ONLY enterprise mobile device of choice less than a decade ago, the "crackberry" was as vital a piece of business equipment as a PC or laptop.